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Meaning of BLAME

Pronunciation:  bleym

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap"
  2. [n]  an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed; "his incrimination was based on my testimony"; "the police laid the blame on on the driver"
  3. [adj]  expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "tired or his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance"
  4. [v]  attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
  5. [v]  put or pin the blame on
  6. [v]  harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother"

BLAME is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: blamed, blasted, blessed, charge, cursed, curst, damn, damned, darned, deuced, everlasting, fault, find fault, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, incrimination, inculpation, infernal, pick, rap
 Antonyms: absolve, free, justify
 See Also: accusal, accusation, accuse, ascribe, assign, attribute, charge, criticise, criticize, impute, pick apart, reproach, repute, self-incrimination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blame\ (bl[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blamed}
    (bl[=a]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blaming}.] [OE. blamen, F.
    bl[^a]mer, OF. blasmer, fr. L. blasphemare to blaspheme, LL.
    also to blame, fr. Gr. blasfhmei^n to speak ill, to slander,
    to blaspheme, fr. bla`sfhmos evil speaking, perh, for
    blapsi`fhmos; bla`psis injury (fr. bla`ptein to injure) +
    fh`mh a saying, fr. fa`nai to say. Cf. {Blaspheme}, and see
    1. To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault
       with; to reproach.
             We have none to blame but ourselves.  --Tillotson.
    2. To bring reproach upon; to blemish. [Obs.]
             She . . . blamed her noble blood.     --Spenser.
    {To blame}, to be blamed, or deserving blame; in fault; as,
       the conductor was to blame for the accident.
             You were to blame, I must be plain with you. --Shak.
  2. \Blame\, n. [OE. blame, fr. F. bl[^a]me, OF. blasme, fr.
    bl[^a]mer, OF. blasmer, to blame. See {Blame}, v.]
    1. An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be
       wrong; imputation of fault; censure.
             Let me bear the blame forever.        --Gen. xiiii.
    2. That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation;
       culpability; fault; crime; sin.
             Holy and without blame before him in love. --Eph. i.
    3. Hurt; injury. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    Syn: Censure; reprehension; condemnation; reproach; fault;
         sin; crime; wrongdoing.
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